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Re: FOAF: names with different scriptings

From: Karl Dubost <karl@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 2 Oct 2006 11:05:04 +0900
Message-Id: <172585BD-4672-488D-A3FD-BE6D6A2F317F@w3.org>
Cc: Semantic Web <semantic-web@w3.org>
To: Dan Brickley <danbri@danbri.org>


Le 1 oct. 06 à 22:58, Dan Brickley a écrit :
> Karl Dubost wrote:
>>     KUROSAWA Akira
>>     黒澤明
>> How do we write that in FOAF/n3 or FOAF/RDF?
>
> I'd long wondered this. I wanted it also for writing RDF describing
> language-learning "flashcards" for Japanese and Arabic. Fortunately  
> the
> W3C I18N folk have recently published
> http://www.w3.org/International/articles/language-tags/Overview.en.php
> which explains how to do just this, ie using constructs such as


<foaf:Person>
   <foaf:name xml:lang="ja-Jpan">黒澤明</foaf:name>
   <foaf:name xml:lang="ja-Latn">KUROSAWA Akira</foaf:name>
</foaf:Person>

but it seems next week it will be
http://www.alvestrand.no/pipermail/ietf-languages/2006-October/ 
005104.html

<foaf:Person>
   <foaf:name xml:lang="ja">黒澤明</foaf:name>
   <foaf:name xml:lang="ja-Latn">KUROSAWA Akira</foaf:name>
</foaf:Person>



Though there is still a problem, the real writing of the name is
	黒澤明

Another example, my name in France and in Japan (カタカナ語):

<foaf:Person>
   <foaf:name xml:lang="fr-Latn">Karl Dubost</foaf:name>
   <foaf:name xml:lang="fr-Japn">カール デュボスト</foaf:name>
</foaf:Person>


But here in my FOAF writing, I have no way (that I know) to say this  
one is the good one.
Modelization problems? foaf:name-variant ?

> For me, the biggest unknown with RDF/FOAF naming, is how we deal with
> names that require markup (eg. Ruby annotion). And how badly needed  
> such
> markup is.

Isn't it an issue with RDF having difficulties with content in general?

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